You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the key, check out NightHawkInLight's latest tutorial where he uses nothing but a pair of strategically bent hairpins in the process. Read more...
by Jen Doll Lovely, stylish, very clean person Jolie Kerr has a book out Tuesday from Plume, and we are very excited, not least because Jolie got her cleanliness-writing start right here at The Hairpin. My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag... Show More Summary
Metal detectorists hoiked out two Kentish brooches, a disc brooch and two hairpins from acidic sandy soil, in a hole "as deep as me elbow". The site appears to have been under grass.The usually finds were coming up, for instance bits of lead and some buttons and a bad Roman. Show More Summary
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by Emma Carmichael A trio of Hairpin favs performed their hits at the 2014 BRIT Awards earlier today: Disclosure backed wunderkind Lorde on "Royals" and then swapped her out for AlunaGeorge on "White Noise." I'm not sure how long these clips will stay online, so catch 'em while you can. (Especially Bey.) [via] 0 Comments
by Emma Carmichael For someone not in the MFA Universe, novelist and Hairpin pal Emma Straub's description of the writer Lorrie Moore—"She’s a bit of a goddess, sort of like the Stevie Nicks of the M.F.A. universe: beautiful, mysterious, magical"—doesn't quite register, but dear lord is it ever something to aspire to, anyway. Show More Summary
by Emma Carmichael Hairpin pals ItsTheReal (brothers Jeff and Eric Rosenthal) and Hairpin crush Bun B just released "Girls With The Dirty South," which is an ode to the full bush. NSFW if your place of work doesn't appreciate "Amber Rose on top, Rick Ross in your bikini bottom." [via] 0 Comments
Sochi Russia has got nothing on Wall Street as the stock market is hitting the slopes on a daily basis. Some days up some days down some days it's a jump some days it's a hairpin turn but for sure every day the action is fast. Show More Summary
by The Hairpin Sponsors Champs Gabby Douglas, Ian Thorpe, and Tom Daley know what they’re doing when it comes to the sports they know best. But when Royal Caribbean challenges them to compete in some crazy events aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship,...Show More Summary
A writer for the Hairpin has a “bold notion” for baby showers: make them co-ed. Megan Borgert-Spaniol thinks that dads should be invited to baby showers “for a very plain and uncomplicated reason, and that is it’s his goddamn kid, too.” How can we expect dads to get the message that they’re just as responsible for the baby’s care when we don’t include them in the baby shower?
by Jia Tolentino Here is hilarious Hairpin pal Michelle Markowitz's profound visual meditation on the importance of managing expectations in your love life. ("I could see us going to the opera, but I could also see us going to, like, a gala?"/"No, she seems pretty chill, I don't think she's into ~prescribed dates~"). Show More Summary
Is Lorde really 17? Lorde Releases Birth Certificate To Prove Age Via NY Daily News reports: If you ever questioned whether Lorde is really a teenager, wonder no more. The Hairpin website published the Grammy winner’s birth certificate on
by Emma Carmichael The latest from New York rapper Mykki Blanco is "She Gutta," which snarls hard enough to sound like a feature-length, hardened adaptation of Nicki Minaj's "Monster" verse to me, but I'll also take Hairpin pal Eudora...Show More Summary
A copy of Lorde’s birth certificate has been presented to the world this week, courtesy of The Hairpin. The form proves that Lorde really is 17, which will no doubt anger the cult of “Lorde birth truthers” that believe she’s lying about her age and is actually much older. I suppose there’s a possibility that [...]
She looks like she could be any age from 1 to 100.
by Emma Carmichael Do you use an app for tracking your period? Hairpin pal Jenna Wortham swears by it: "Ida Tin, a entrepreneur based in Berlin who released the application Clue, said she sees these applications as an all-purpose life...Show More Summary
Over on Twitter, I ended up sharing a bunch of things I’ve learned about the media environment and why we don’t always have certain types of sites for WOC audiences. Here it is: [View the story "On Media - Or, Why Isn't There a Jezebel/Hairpin for WOC" on Storify]
by Emma Carmichael Hairpin pal Chiara Atik is over at Vulture today, making the case that the Little Women were the original Girls: "The characters of the show are analagous in a way that suggests these four girls — the writer, the responsible...Show More Summary
by Emma Carmichael Good evening, kids. We're heading off into the night in just a moment, but first, here are the things we talked about on The Hairpin this week. Let us know how you're doing, and have a lovely (long?) weekend. • WeShow More Summary
Buckle up for a tour of highways with hairpin turns, steep cliffs, narrow lanes, extreme weather, and dizzying heights.